SDG Update – 4 July 2017 – IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

GUEST ARTICLES A High Level Political Forum that Recognises and Supports Decentralised Action, and National and Local Ownership Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA We are at a crucial moment in our collective effort to build sustainable, equitable and inclusive societies. Implementation Case …

IPS : Funding Climate Resilience Benefits All Nations – Yes, the U.S. Too

“Ethical Markets confirms  former Minister James Fletcher’s  view, with our research in our Green Transition Scoreboard®  2017 “DEEPENING GREEN FINANCE”, which now totals a cumulative $8.1 trillion  already privately invested in green sectors worldwide.  When I served on the US  Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Council  from 1974 until 1980, …

Businesses Publicly Engaging Their Values

  For many impact-oriented companies, creating positive change in the world means more than making conscientious business decisions – it means taking a stand on mission-related issues. A number of popular brands are beloved for showing up publicly for their values. Some of the better-known, long-outspoken brands and causes include …

TCFD Releases Final Recommendations Report

The Task Force today published its final report –Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and supporting materials. The final report will be presented at the G20 Summit in July. The final report took into consideration feedback from extensive stakeholder outreach through two public consultation periods, numerous events, webinars, …

It’s Time to Redefine Risk — Meet Next Economics.

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this reframing of risk for investors, showing how Modern Portfolio Theory and obsolete models and benchmarking are now actually creating risks! Green Alpha Advisors have been ahead of the curve for many years and now codify their strategies in their  Next Economy Portfolio Theory ™.  Required …

Integration and alignment key to implementing FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations

  Integration and alignment key to implementing FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations 29 June 2017 – The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) welcomes the release of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations – which uphold the key principles of Integrated Reporting – that …